Most foundation repair problems
are due to hydrostatic pressure. Rainwater seeps into the soil and
builds up pressure against your foundation walls and concrete floor.
This "hydrostatic pressure" can exert tons of force causing basement
flooding. Most foundation repair can be done with minor disruption to your
home and landscape.
Cracked and Buckled Walls
Hydrostatic pressure can press against your foundation walls causing, even
buckling of the walls and flooding. Heavy, wet soil continually presses against your foundation walls and concrete floor. Saturated soil around your home in winter months can dramatically accelerate frost damage to your foundation.
Basement Floor Cracks
When water builds up in the soil around your home it creates pressure underneath
your foundation floor. This pressure can exert enough force to cause your concrete floor
cracks and flooding.
Termites and Carpenter Ants
Many insects including termites and carpenter ants have a huge attraction to a wet
basement. Leading pest control companies won't even guarantee their work until the
leakage is repaired. Once insects find a comfortable home in your basement, they
will likely infest other parts of your home.